Professional Degree:
Civil Electrical Engineer
Academic Degree:
Graduate in Engineering Sciences
12 semesters
Study arrangements:
Semi-annual, daytime, semi-flexible curriculum
Ing. Jesús Ruiz Matus
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Phone: 45 - 2325525 / 2325544



*Access to this Program via Civil Engineering Common Plan

Program Information

A Civil Electrical Engineer, trained at the Universidad de La Frontera, is a professional with the skills to work in the electricity and energy markets, production processes, and related projects, to contribute to the economic and social development of the country.

The graduate’s hallmark is engineering design with innovation and social responsibility. He/She is trained in basic sciences, engineering sciences, and especially in the fields of electricity grids, electrical machines, and electric power systems. This allows the graduate to participate in the study, design, construction and evaluation of electric systems, and to find solutions to problems related to industrial activities and services.

The graduate can communicate in a globalized world, work alone and/or in a team, and apply new knowledge through appropriate learning strategies. At the same time, he/she is aware of the ethical responsibilities of the profession.
The training allows the graduate to work in public or private companies in the sectors of power generation, transmission and distribution; in technical, regulatory and legislative bodies that are directly linked to the Chilean electricity sector; in national and international energy agencies; in clean energy development, energy efficiency, or other associations; in industrial production, manufacturing or service companies; or self-employed.

Occupational Field

A Civil Electrical Engineer, who graduated from the Universidad de La Frontera, is qualified to work in:

• Electric power generation, transmission and distribution companies;
• Regional, national and/or foreign manufacturing companies or service institutions of the private or public sector;
• Consultancy and service companies;
• Self-employed, as an independent entrepreneur in the field of electrical and industrial installations, as a consultant, service provider or contractor;
• Service and equipment representation companies;
• Higher education institutions.

*Students who enrolled in the Civil Engineering Common Plan or any other Civil Engineering Program of UFRO in the admission process 2024 must complete all first-year subjects, without the option of subject recognition or validation, to ensure compliance with the new graduate profiles and updated curricula.